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Victory at Spring Shakespeare 10k

How did I bounce back from a very disappointing personal performance at Trafford by taking a victory just 6 days later? Firstly those who follow me on a regular basis will know I live/die by how a race goes. Up till last week everything had been going well but on …

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Trafford 10k

So far this year, the training has gone pretty well. I had a fab race at Inskip and the plan at St.Valentines 30k was executed perfectly. For past few months races/training have all indicated that I’ve the potential to go faster at 10k. My current ambition is to go sub …

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St. Valentines 30k

February is the month where we seem to get the worse weather. Two years ago when I was gearing up for London I did the Great North West HM and the weather that day was the worse I’ve ever run in. So these days it takes a lot to put …

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Run, Jump, Throw 3000m

After a good January, my Feb has so far been stop/start. Firstly weather is causing issues, I had been offered a place at the Stamford Striders 30k race on the 12th and I fancied testing myself at a new distance. It meant I had to make a choice on what …

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Concord parkrun #312

Not content with becoming the clubs track and field secretary, I’ve also gone and set up a parkrun competition and obviously I’ve got to lead by example and do it, however the parkruns I’ve picked are not ones I would personally do but are the most popular ones with club …

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Barnsley AC Winter Track 3000m – 2nd

After the high’s of Sunday’s race, I didn’t have time to rest and enjoy the latest PB as I had a 3000m track race on Wednesday, it had been on the cards, along with the 5000m on the 11th and the 10000m on the 8th. The 5000m I didn’t do …

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Inskip HM – New PB!

First of all apologies for lack of blog posts, reason was nothing to blog about. Secondly you might be wondering why Inskip and not Brass Monkey HM? well after I blogged about how my last block of training had done, I was on my cut back week, with eyes on …

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2nd at No Walk in the Park 5k

First race of 2017 happened this past Saturday, down in Chesterfield. Having done parkruns the previous weekend I wanted a short tune up before this coming Sunday’s half marathon, plus I didn’t want to move my long run from Sunday. I’ve done this race 3 times already and its a …

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Dewsbury parkrun #241

Having done Stretford the previous day. I had plans to do a parkrun double and a further 5k race later that morning. However I decided to take one race at a time and make a decision after each one. To kick off 2017 I had picked an early morning trip …

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Stretford parkrun #59

So I finished 2016 with a parkrun. Having not done one for the majority of the year, it was a shock to the system getting up early on a Saturday morning. I’m still on the fence with my feelings about parkrun. I like the fact they appear on my power …

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Travellers 6

So the last race before Christmas and it was a local one. It’s that close I could have run there, although I opted not to. I had already run the route Friday with club mates to give me a fresh view of the course. Now it’s billed as a tough …

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Victory at the Sneyd Striders Pudding 5

Still feels strange to type about a race win but that’s exactly what I’m doing. 🙂 Last week as I wrote about on Monday was my cut back week and wanted to race at the end of it. I had eyed up the Longridge Christmas Pudding 7 but I didn’t …

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Guys 10

This past Sunday, the family and I made the trip over the hills to the other side of Preston for the Guys 10 mile race. Since Tad 10 back in September, I’ve been on a mission to put what went wrong at that race and in training right. As I’ve …

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Catforth Canter 5k

Yes you are reading the title right, a 5k race and not the planned 10k race I had lined up. After pulling out of Leeds Abbey Dash, I kept the mileage low during the week, with the plan to do Cheshire 10k as my back up race. Cheshire 10k was …

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PFRAC Winter Handicap Race #3

There was no time to enjoy the recent victory as I was back out Tuesday night with the club for the 3rd race of the club’s winter handicap series. I had so far clocked 28:30 on both the clockwise and anti-clockwise routes. This time out I was given a 23:15 …

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